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Honor Thy Faculty: Easy to do, we love ’em! Students Present Third Annual Excellence in Medical Education Awards
Pictured: Left to right: Royce Shimamoto, MD; Pia Lorenzo, MD; Scott Lozanoff, PhD; Shannon Hirose-Wong, PhD; Shandini Raidoo, MD; Chad Cryer, MD. Not pictured: Kyra Len, MD.
You have probably heard of the Emmy Awards, but have you heard of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) “EME” awards? The third-annual Excellence in Medical Education (EME) awards were presented at a recent JABSOM Medical Education Student Interest Group meeting. Seven faculty members were elected by the University of Hawaii medical school student body as exemplars of the aspirational qualities of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Objectives for Graduation. This year’s awardees were:
Erika Noel (Class of 2019) was the group president three years ago when the EME awards were first conceived.
Dr. Scott Lozanoff, Professor of Anatomy and this year’s selection for the Basic Sciences award, reflected on the added meaningfulness of these awards being voted on by the medical students. “The fact that students would take the time and make the effort to recognize faculty represents the team-spirit and communal culture here at the medical school. I really believe this spirit and the strong relationship between faculty and medical students makes JABSOM a very special place.”
Current Medical Education Student Interest Group President Nicole Anzai (Class of 2021) summed up the feeling of all of the JABSOM medical students by saying, “We want to thank all of the award winners for serving as such wonderful role models for all of us.”
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